Trombone Family of Instruments

Bb Tenor Trombone; Bb/F Tenor Trombone; Bb Bass Trombone; Bb/F Bass Trombone; Bb/F/Db Bass Trombone

Level 1 Service (Playing Condition including Chemical Clean)

Dismantle instrument
Detergent pre-wash
Chemical clean
Brush- scour inner and outer hand slide tubes
Buff and polish inner slide tubes
Check slides for dents, bends or distortion
Remove accessible dents
Realign handslide tubes (if necessary)
Replace water key cork
Polish tuning slide to remove corrosion and oxide deposits
Reform mouthpiece shank
Polish mouthpiece with tarnish inhibiting silver polish
Lubricate tuning slide
Assemble and play test instrument
Clean instrument case
$75

Level 2 Service

All of the work detailed in the Level 1 Service (Playing Condition including Chemical Clean) as well as:
With silver plated instruments: hand polish instrument with tarnish-inhibiting silver polish;
With lacquered instruments: buff polish, and spot lacquer areas where lacquer has worn or surface has corroded and hand polish all lacquered surfaces with lacquer polish.
$90

Level 3 Service (Complete Overhaul)

Dismantle instrument
Detergent pre-wash
Chemical clean
Remove all dents and other surface blemishes
Polish tuning slide to remove corrosion and oxide deposits
Replace waterkey cork and hand slide bumpers
Reform mouthpiece shank
Polish mouthpiece with tarnish-inhibiting silver polish
Vacuum or pressure test tuning slide
Lubricate tuning slide
Remove all old lacquer
Buff and polish all body parts
Degrease body parts
Re-lacquer instrument with epoxy oven-baked instrument lacquer (or to customer’s specifications)
In the case of silver plated instruments, prepare the instrument for replating.

Price determined after inspecting and assessing the instrument and ascertaining price for re-lacquering or silver plating as the case may be.

Specific Trombone Repairs
  • Correcting misalignment of inner or outer hand slide tubes which requires braces to be un-soldered $35 to $65
  • Compensating for wear or corrosion in slide stockings by un-soldering and rotating inner hand slide tubes $35 to $65